nonfiction

December 6, 2016

Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors and Submarines by Deborah Hopkinson

This comprehensive history of submarine warfare in the Pacific will have WWII fans cheering and other readers quietly grateful for the sacrifices vividly detailed. Dive! World […]
November 22, 2016
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The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay

This update of Macaulay’s classic reference guide to technology embraces the digital revolution with wit and (mostly) clarity. The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay.  […]
November 15, 2016
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*Ugly: a Memoir by Robert Hoge

In this true story, a boy born with a hideous face learns to not only accept himself, but help others see him for what he is. […]
November 9, 2016
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Grover Cleveland, Again! by Ken Burns

In this attractive, mostly balanaced picture book, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns turns his narrative skills to introducing kids to our 44 (so far) presidents. Grover Cleveland, […]
November 8, 2016
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Vote for . . . Whoever (A Re-post from 2012)

In a campaign season, especially a big general election like this one, parents and teachers want to give the kids a clue what’s going on.  We’re […]
November 7, 2016
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The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Patricia McCormick

Suspenseful prose and careful research make Bonhoeffer’s brave actions come to life for teen readers. The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero […]
October 31, 2016
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Pastor, Blogger, Author, Editor: More Church History Recommendations for the Whole Family!

We’ve spent all month reading and learning about church history. It’s been such a rich study with interviews and book reviews, but we are not the […]
October 26, 2016
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Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages by George Hodges

An engaging account of notable figures from the ancient church to the end of the Middle Ages. Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle […]